19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Moody Romance

Coalition of 5 large male lions had just entered this territory for the first time where 4 lioness were active. This appears to be a takeover with the male lion captured in this photo looking to be the dominant one courting this lioness in the hope that she will be receptive and mate.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Mpumulanga Province, South Africa
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Saul Rivkind